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11-16-2012, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
And the one prior to that was even better. In fact, with the old old CBA, they would have collectively received even more money than 57% of $3.4 billion, maybe 80% according to the arguments in 2004.

So they took a 24% pay cut. And accepted linkage of 54% of something they had to define as revenues. And a hard cap of $39 MM-- which meant a midpoint of $31 MM and floor of $23 MM!!!

This was a 'concession' of gigantic proportions.
Those numbers were miscalculated. The nominal cap for this season was $70M.

You also fail to mention that they passed on better offers and that was the "come crawling" offer where they also did get things re: player movement.

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